Grateful Dead Live at Oakland Auditorium on 1979-12-28
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
This date has been commercially released as "Road Trips: Vol 3, No. 1: Oakland 1979"
Mama Tried ->
It's All Over Now
The Music Never Stopped
Alabama Getaway ->
Greatest Story Ever Told
Terrapin Station ->
Playing In The Band ->
Uncle John's Band ->
I Need A Miracle ->
One More Saturday Night
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Versions - Different performances of the song by the same artist
Compilations - Other albums which feature this performance of the song
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|Mama Tried >|
|It's All Over Now|
|The Music Never Stopped|
|Alabama Getaway >|
|Greatest Story Ever Told|
|Terrapin Station >|
|Playin' In The Band > Jam >|
|Uncle John's Band >|
|I Need A Miracle >|
|One More Saturday Night|
Source: SBD > MR > PCM > DAT > WAV > FLAC. DAT provided by B.Koucky/B.Fried.
Transfer/mastering: DAT (48 KHz) playback on Sony PCM-R500, AES digital output > Benchmark DAC1, XLR analog output > Grace Lunatec V3, sample rate at 96 KHz, AES digiout) > AES digital input, professional mode/sync - LynxTwo soundcard in E6400 dual core processor-based PC > HD as 24 bit/96 KHz WAV > Ozone 3.0 > MBIT+ dithering to 16/44.1 KHz WAV > CDWAV 1.9 (tracking) > FLAC (level 8). Recording, editing and mastering with Wavelab 5.0. All cables were Mogami Gold 0.3m pro-audio XLR cables. All components in the transfer/mastering chain were powered from a Cyberpower 1285AVR noise-attenuated uninterruptible AC power supply. Transferred and mastered by ChrisL.
Seeded by the Green Mountain Bros. at bt.etree.org, September 2007.
Taper: Steve Rolfe 1st row balcony left side about a 1/4 to 1/3 back from the stage.
Source: nak 700's > d5 > DAT > cdr
Encoding: CDR > EAC(secure) > Cool Edit > CDWAV > mkwact > shn(seekable) by firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to Dave Minor for the cd's
Part of The Music Never Stopped Project 2003
Thank you to Chris Ladner, Bill Koucky, and B. Fried for the SBD transfer;
to Steve Rolfe for recording the show;
to Matt Vernon for the AUD transfer;
and to Dave Minor for the CD's that beheld the AUD.
Matrix by Hunter Seamons using Final Cut Pro (SHN & FLAC>AIFF>Final Cut>WAV>FLAC)
August 30, 2008
1) Fades were used to create a "seamless" (i.e. continuous) AUD track.
2) The transition between discs is seamless.
3) Show notes by Eric F. Wybenga, from his book, "Dead to the Core":
"This show opens with an all-time Sugaree and picks up from there. The second set is sick from start to end, starting with a very clearly sung and played Alabama>Greatest and a Terrapin>Playin' that's nothing short of phenomenal. Jerry's singing in the Terrapin is very sensitive, and the band jams it out fully before going into a Playin' of historic proportions, highlighted by Brent's lush, otherworldly synth runs. The post-Drums cascade is a series of momentum-building, flawless transitions between exciting versions of Uncle John's, Miracle, Bertha, and Good Lovin'. The Casey Jones encore, like the rest of the show, has that little bit more that kicks it into another realm. This one's hot, a must-have."
- 2008-08-31 19:31:24
- Oakland, CA
- This date has been commercially released as "Road Trips: Vol 3, No. 1: Oakland 1979"
- Run time
- Matrix mix (SBD/AUD)
- Transferred by
- Hunter Seamons
- Oakland Auditorium
Subject: Best Recording of a simply sublime show!!
Subject: Highly Recommended Matrixed Show
The five things I look for in a top notch collectable (besides the obvious - the overall performance of The Boyz) is:
1.) How is Jerry singing? 2.) How are Jerry and Bobby's mics mixed on the board in relation to the other instruments - are they too hot? 3.) What is the ambiance like, i.e.: did the recordist capture most if not all of the crowd response at the end of each song? 4.) How well does the SBD mix with the audience capture? 5.) Lastly, where was the AUD recorded from and how high could the recordist get his mics off the crowd? For me, those qualities are in order of importance. But all five answers to those key questions are paramount in judging whether a matrix is really stellar or just masking a seriously problematic SBD recording of Jerry and everyone's mics.
And I consider this a stellar mix of a stellar evening's performance.
The first and most important issue is that Jerry sounds good, and his and Bobby's SBD vocals are very well mixed and seem totally natural to the AUD. In fact, if I had to guess - not knowing this was a MTX - I would have said the vocals were ALL from the AUD. That is an unusual aspect to this MTX and a wonderful addition from the board. In fact, it's such a good mix and so natural, it has me scratching my skull at just HOW well meshed the SBD vocals are with the AUD. It's unusually good!
Secondly, the aforementioned notes on Mr. Rolfe's 1st row balcony location puts me at ease to whether it might be a good AUD recording, with Steve being a serious and conscientious recordist fighting, begging, borrowing, and stealing for the best possible position while getting the best from what he's given; allowing for all the crowd's response and ambiance between songs throughout the night... which automatically answers the last two questions.
It's a fun listen kids - and the end of the show is a balls-ee blowout! Highly recommended five star performance and mix. Nice job Mr. Rolfe, Mr. Healy, and Mr. Seamons, et al. And - oh yeah - nice job Boyz !!!
PS. I just love this show and this matrix. It's hands-down better than the officially released "Road Trips"... At least, I can imagine that it is. ;^ )
Subject: overrated.... emperor's clothes
Those that think Cornell 77 is the greatest will say the same about this. The rest who think there are just so many other better shows will shake their heads.
Certainly enjoyable, but so many other better shows.
Subject: Hunter Seamons
Subject: Hot, Hot, Hot
Thanks for the deadication and to your toskills Mr.Seamons (and all involved especially the SBD seed and Steve Rolfe- without you my friend this would not have been possible. I hope this work brought you as close as possible to the 1st row of that balcony!)
I think the Benchmark DAC is incredible and wish I could get the
the Wavlelab 5.0 software for my MAC Pro!!!!
I'd would love to be able to purchase this on CD so I could support you in your efforts!
Now, on with the show........
Subject: Amazing quality
Subject: Playin' In the Band
Subject: "One More Saturday Morning" ...!
I'm sure glad Steve Rolfe and Ron Elner got the 2nd encore, because it was a roaring version, up to par with the entire rest of this absolutely amazing concert! One of the best I ever saw, out of the ~211 times I saw Grateful Dead.
Subject: shake it, shake it
what a sugaree!
Subject: Thanks, Hunter
Subject: Seamons top 5
#1-West High 6/20/80-What a show to start with but the sound is about the best I've ever heard. Simply stunning.
#2-Frost 10/9/82-Matrix recordings are perfect for the 80-85 period because so many boards come off sterile and this recording here shows how the matrix opens up the sound.
#3-Oakland 12-28-79-The depth 3D feel to this one is great. Awesome show by the way. The Terrapin>Playing rivals the Road Trip 1 version. Both outstanding.
#4-Red Rocks 9/7/85-What a fun show, used to have a crappy boot of this one, so cleaning it up to this level is a real treat.
#5-Riverfront 4/8/89-This brings back so many memories of the shows I attended. very realistic feel. Nice show.
You work is freaking fantastic and is getting noticed I wish more people would rate these shows because I want the to keep coming.
If ever a show cried out for a great matrix it is the Dicks Picks Alpine '82. Before anybody jumps on me with the this is an official release you should buy it and stop complaining angle, I have and it sucks. Jerry is so on fire this night and the drums and cymbals are crystal clear but there is no Phil. I have to think there is an audience out there somewhere that could fix this error. What a show, such a shame it is hidden due to poor quality.
Subject: This is nice
Mr. Seamons you are outdoing yourself with every new matrix. possibly your best yet.
Note: rating refers to audio fidelity of this recording.
Subject: All Are Not Created Equal